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Central Excise Notification No. 18/2012 – (N.T.)Dt. 17th March, 2012

Central Excise Notification No. 18/2012 -  (N.T.)Dt. 17th March, 2012

CENVAT Credit (Third Amendment) Rules, 2012.-Various changes notified

New Delhi, the17th March, 2012 G.S.R. (E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by section 37 of the Central Excise Act, 1944 (1 of 1944) and section 94 of the Finance Act, 1994 (32 of 1994), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004, namely : -

1. (1) These rules may be called the CENVAT Credit (Third Amendment) Rules, 2012.

(2) Save as otherwise provided in these rules, they shall come into force on the 1st day of April, 2012.

2. In the CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004 (hereinafter referred to as the said rules), in rule 2, —

(a) in clause (a), -

(i) in sub-clause (A), -

(A) in item (vi), the word "and" occurring at the end, shall be omitted;

(B) in item (vii), for the words "storage tank,", the words "storage tank; and" shall be substituted;

(C) after item (vii),as so amended, the following item shall be inserted, namely:—

"(viii) motor vehicles other than those falling under tariff headings 8702, 8703, 8704, 8711 and their chassis,";

(ii) in sub-clause (B), after the words "motor vehicle", the words and figures "falling under tariff headings 8702, 8703, 8704, 8711 and their chassis," shall be inserted;

(iii) for sub-clause (D), the following sub-clause shall be substituted, namely:—

"(D) components, spares and accessories of motor vehicles which are capital goods for the assessee;";
 

(b) in clause (l), for sub-clause (B), the following sub-clauses shall be substituted, namely:—

"(B) specified in sub-clauses (o) and (zzzzj) of clause (105) of section 65 of the Finance Act, in so far as they relate to a motor vehicle which is not a capital

goods; or

(BA) specified in sub-clauses (d) and (zo) of clause (105) of section 65 of the Finance Act, except when used by —

(a) a manufacturer of a motor vehicle in respect of a motor vehicle manufactured by him; or

(b) a provider of output service as specified in sub-clause (d) of clause (105) of section 65 of the Finance Act, in respect of a motor vehicle insured or reinsured by him; or".

3. In rule 3 of the said rules,-

(a) in sub-rule (5), the third proviso shall be omitted with effect from the 17th day of March, 2012.

(b) for sub-rule (5A), the following sub-rule shall be substituted with effect from the 17th day of March, 2012, namely :-

"(5A) If the capital goods, on which CENVAT credit has been taken, are removed after being used, whether as capital goods or as scrap or waste, the manufacturer or provider of output services shall pay an amount equal to the CENVAT Credit taken on the said capital goods reduced by the percentage points calculated by straight line method as specified below for each quarter of a year or part thereof from the date of taking the CEVAT Credit, namely: -

(a) for computers and computer peripherals : for each quarter in the first year @ 10% for each quarter in the second year @ 8% for each quarter in the third year @ 5% for each quarter in the fourth and fifth year @ 1%
(b) for capital goods, other than computers and computer peripherals @ 2.5% for each quarter:

Provided that if the amount so calculated is less than the amount equal to the duty leviable on transaction value, the amount to be paid shall be equal to the duty leviable on transaction value.".

4. In rule 4 of the said rules,-

(a) in sub-rule (1), after the first proviso, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-

"Provided further that the CENVAT credit in respect of inputs may be taken by the provider of output service when the inputs are delivered to such provider, subject to maintenance of documentary evidence of delivery and location of the inputs.";

(b) in sub-rule 2, in clause (a), after the third proviso, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely: —

"Provided also that the CENVAT credit in respect of capital goods may be taken by the provider of output service when the capital goods are delivered to such provider, subject to maintenance of documentary evidence of delivery and location of the capital goods.". 5. For rule 5 of the said rules, the following rule shall be substituted, namely: -

"5. Refund of CENVAT Credit. - (1) A manufacturer who clears a final product or an intermediate product for export without payment of duty under bond or letter of undertaking, or a service provider who provides an output service which is exported without payment of service tax, shall be allowed refund of CENVAT credit as determined by the following formula subject to procedure, safeguards, conditions and limitations, as may be specified by the Board by notification in the Official Gazette:

Refund amount = (Export turnover of goods+ Export turnover of services) x Net CENVAT credit

Total turnover

Where,-

(A) "Refund amount" means the maximum refund that is admissible;

(B) "Net CENVAT credit" means total CENVAT credit availed on inputs and input services by the manufacturer or the output service provider

(1) "export service" means a service which is provided as per the provisio ns of Export of Services Rules, 2005, whether the payment is received or not;

(2) "relevant period" means the period for which the claim is filed. Explanation 2.-For the purposes of this rule, the value of services, shall be determined in the same manner as the value for the purposes of sub-rule (3) and (3A) of rule 6 is determined.".

6. In rule 6 of the said rules,-

(a) in sub-rule (3),-

(i) in clause (i), for the words "five per cent.", the words "six per cent." shall be substituted;

(ii) in the second proviso, for the words "five per cent.", the words "six per cent." shall be substituted;

(b) sub-rule (3C) shall be omitted;

(c) after sub-rule (3D), -

(i) in Explanation I, in clause (b), for the brackets figures and letter "(7), (7B)", the brackets, figures and letters "(7),(7A),(7B)" shall be substituted;

(ii) in Explanations II and III, for the brackets, figures ,letters and word ", (3B) and (3C)" wherever they occur, the word, brackets, figure and letter "and (3B)" shall be substituted.

7. For rule 7 of the said rules, the following rule shall be substituted, namely: —

'7. Manner of distribution of credit by input service distributor. - The input service distributor may distribute the CENVAT credit in respect of the service tax paid on the input service to its manufacturing units or units providing output service, subject to the following conditions, namely:—

(a) the credit distributed against a document referred to in rule 9 does not exceed the amount of service tax paid thereon;

(b) credit of service tax attributable to service used in a unit exclusively engaged in manufacture of exempted goods or providing of exempted services shall not be distributed;

(c) credit of service tax attributable to service used wholly in a unit shall be distributed only to that unit; and
 

(d) credit of service tax attributable to service used in more than one unit shall be distributed prorata on the basis of the turnover of the concerned unit to the sum total of the turnover of all the units to which the service relates. Explanation 1.- For the purposes of this rule, "unit" includes the premises of a provider of output service and the premises of a manufacturer including the factory, whether registered or otherwise.

Explanation 2.- For the purposes of this rule, the total turnover shall be determined in the same manner as determined under rule 5.'

8. In rule 9 of the said rules, in sub-rule (1), for clause (e), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:-

"(e) a challan evidencing payment of service tax, by the service recipient as the person liable to pay service tax; or".

9. After rule 10 of the said rules, the following rule shall be inserted, namely:-

"10A. Transfer of CENVAT credit of additional duty leviable under sub-section (5) of section 3 of the Customs Tariff Act.— (1) A manufacturer or producer of final products, having more than one registered premises, for each of which registration under the Central Excise Rules, 2002 has been obtained on the basis of a common Permanent Account Number under the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), may transfer unutilised CENVAT credit of additional duty leviable under sub-section (5) of section 3 of the Customs Tariff Act, lying in balance with one of his registered premises at the end of a quarter, to his other registered premises by—

            1. making an entry for such transfer in the documents maintained under rule 9;
            2. issuing a transfer challan containing registration number, name and address of the registered premises transferring the credit and receiving such credit, the amount of credit transferred and the particulars of such entry as mentioned in clause (i),

and such recipient premises may take CENVAT credit on the basis of the transfer challan:

Provided that nothing contained in this sub-rule shall apply if the transferring and recipient registered premises are availing the benefit of the

(iii) after item (viii), as so amended, the following item shall be inserted, namely:-

"(ix) No. 1/2010-Central Excise, dated the 6th February, 2010 [G.S.R. 62 (E), dated the 6th February, 2010]"; (b) in sub-rule (4), in the second proviso,-

(i) in item (vii), the word "and" occurring at the end, shall be omitted;

(ii) in item (viii), for the brackets, letters, figures and words " [ G.S.R. 307 (E), dated the 25th April, 2007]", the brackets, letters, figures and words "[G.S.R. 307 (E), dated the 25th April, 2007]; and" shall be substituted;

(iii) after item (viii), as so amended, the following item shall be inserted, namely:-

"(ix) No. 1/2010-Central Excise, dated the 6th February, 2010 [G.S.R. 62 (E), dated the 6th February, 2010]"; 11. In rule 14 of the said rules, with effect from the 17th day of March, 2012,-

(a) for the words "taken or utilised wrongly", the words "taken and utilised wrongly" shall be substituted;

(b) for the word, figures and letters "and 11AB", the word, figures and letters "and 11AA" shall be substituted.


Note. - The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), dated the 10th September, 2004, vide notification number 23/2004-Central Excise (N.T.), dated the 10th September, 2004, vide number G.S.R. 600(E), dated the 10th September, 2004] and was last amended vide notification number 3/2012- Central Excise (N.T.), dated the 12th March, 2012, vide number G.S.R. 138(E), dated the 12th March, 2012.
 




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